Inner Growth Word of The Day 28 – Anger

January 28

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Anger

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 1. a strong feeling of displeasure and usually of antagonism (see antagonism 1b).

 

Anger in a sentence: The level of anger someone feels, depends on their focus or ability to refocus.

 

Anger in action: When something is done, or said, or happens to us that displeases us in a certain way, one of the feelings that can arise is anger.

 

Anger and inner growth: Understanding your anger, its source and its triggers, gives you a deeper understanding of yourself and allows you to pursue inner growth by the mere fact that you are looking to bring awareness to yourself on why you feel anger; so why anger comes to be and maybe what you can do about it.

 

Anger and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What do I think about anger? What is my anger trigger?  Do I only feel anger with certain people or in a certain situation?  How has anger affected my life?  How do I handle my anger?  What about other’s anger?  Do I judge anger good or bad?  If so, why good or bad?  Do I want to avoid anger or do I welcome it, maybe even invite it in?  What’s one of the most important lessons I’ve learned from anger?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with anger at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. Order your list of words from top to bottom starting with the words that you associate strongly to anger and ending with the least associated to anger.  What do you notice about your word association to anger that stands out?

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about anger and try to notice if you’re including judgement in those feelings or if you simply feeling the feeling. Also, try to notice if there’s one or more events that come to mind, which strengthen or weaken your feelings about anger, as well as provoke anger within you.  If you start feeling uncomfortable, stop, write down a reminder of what is making you uncomfortable and come back to explore that what at a later time.

 

Your turn – Share your anger sentence, life examples, and inner growth action steps; and let me know if you’d like to see something added to our Inner Growth Word of The Day explorations 🙂

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